Links Related To Africa

2002 Jun 22 Africa Famine Relief (UMCOR)
12.8 million people are going to starve in Africa. I go to the gym to work off ice-cream pudge. Ergo, time to get out the credit card.»
Jun 26 The Nando Times: Crime, repression breed prolific video industry in Nigeria
The thriving Nigerian film industry. Via RobotWisdom.»
Jun 27 Africa Daily - daily news and current events
Broad portal filled with Africa news.»
Kenya Broadcasting Corporation:
Man killed by giraffe!»
Jun 28 Africa Links from the U.S. Military
A large helping of links on Africa.»
Jun 29 U.S. Treasury Sec. O'Neill Visits “Beachhead” Data-Processing Firm - State Dept. Information Programs
Dumb even for a rock star: Bono said, “Anyone who's interested in investing in Ghana has only to look at these people, the smartest, hardest workers anywhere.” Referring to the notion that the corporate world exploits low wages, he said, “I think as long as the employees of such places and the governments are exploiting the corporate world in a sort of symbiotic relationship, I think that's fine.”»
Jul 2 Miss Ghana
Her name is Precious, she's studying biochemistry with the goal of being a neurosurgeon, and has a big, big basket on her head. The world is an interesting place filled with a variety of people, some of them who have baskets on their heads. I wish more potential neurosurgeons had baskets on their heads. I also wish I could balance a basket on my head like that. I would put a puppy in it and walk around Brooklyn.»


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